Friday, June 5, 2015

All Aboard the Fashion Express!!

We’re about to take a quick trip through 100 years of fashion…..in under three minutes, to be exact, courtesy of the Lifestyle Blog Mode.com.  Are you ready? 



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All aboard the Fashion Express!! 





Wasn’t that just soooo much fun?  Did you notice the difference in attitude with each passing decade, from the genteel lady of 1915, through the Charleston-loving flapper of 1925, all the way up to the slouchy, sullen woman of 2015 who flashes a smile for her selfie?  

Who says clothes shouldn’t and don’t affect your attitude about yourself and the way you relate to the world around you? 

One final question, Ladies, if this were a Local instead of an Express, where would you like to get off? 

25 comments:

  1. Fun video! I would step off in the 1950's. I love fashion from this era; from the cocktail dresses to swim suites. I would skip the girdles and poodle skirt though.

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    1. That's the era of my childhood, Cheri. I can still remember Mme Mère smelling of Chanel No. 5 as she tucked me in, kissed me good night and left in a rustle of silk on my Father's arm for a night out w/friends. She had the most gorgeous cocktail dresses, but the poodle skirts were strictly for the bobbysoxers. Sophisticated ladies did not wear them; so, you would have fit right in.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      xoxo, M-T

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  2. I'd step off in the early 40's. Gloves, hats and broad shoulders. That's my shape and I'm a hat lover!!
    xxxx

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    1. May I join you? I ADORE the 40's -- gloves, hats, broad shoulders (which means tiny waist and skinny hips), not to mention open-toed, platform shoes -- so comfortable and sexy.

      xoxo, M-T

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  3. Really enjoyed it. I might stop off at the 50s.

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    1. The 50's were my childhood years. Everyone I loved was all around me then. I would be tempted to step off then, as well -- not just for the fashions, but for the nostalgic pull of those years.

      Thanks for stopping by, Josephine.

      Cheers, M-T

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    1. I'll bet you could Flap Away w/the best of them, Rita. There's something about those wonderful Roaring 20's and its Fabulous Flappers. I'll join you there for a G & T.

      Cheers, M-T

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    2. M-T, Well, not really a flapper! But, part of my fantasy includes being extremely wealthy during those times and the lifestyle that went along with it! This was before the crash of 1929, of course.

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    3. Rita, I wouldn't mind being wealthy full stop. Although.....being rich, young (did I mention "young" is a must-have), and wildly attractive (as long as we're into fantasizing...) during that era would be fantastic -- pre-crash, "bien sûr." Mix up the cocktails!! I'm there!!

      Cheers, M-T

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  5. I was also a child in the 50's and remember my mom & her sisters in some great outfits. Dresses, or skirts (pencil, full or pleated),combined with blouses or twin-sets. I think the cocktail dresses were the highlight of that era. Just gorgeous. And, those cocktail dresses needed a lot of special undergarments. Girdles with garters, stockings, long-line bras (usually strapless), etc.

    The 50's went beyond just lipstick & face powder. The eyes became much more dramatic with the use of eyeshadow, eyeliner & mascara. The 50's were a great era for fashion & then the 60's came in & it was a different look & great in its own way.

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    1. Rosie, your description of fashion in the 50's is perfect. The twin set was just a beautiful staple of that era's fashion ethos. Undergarments were, indeed, key to the look, including the "merry widow," which synched you in at the waist to create that great hour glass figure. Mme Mère wore voluminous petticoats under her skirts to create just the right look. I love that decade!!

      Cheers, M-T

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  6. Dearest Marie-Thérèse,
    Well, I laughed because this girl stole MY undies... BUT I'd like to get off in 1945, 1995 and 2005!
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Well, my Dear, you will clearly be making quite a few stops on the Fashion Local.. Looks as if I'll have to engage the services of Miss Marple (see previous post) regarding your stolen undies. I'll get back to you on that.

      Big hugs, ma chère Mariette,

      M-T

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  7. 30s and 40s, esp 40s. 50s and even early 60s. Mid-century, I guess! Love the glamour, lady-likeness, heels, gloves, hats, manners . . .
    torn jeans, athletic wear, trainers . . . ugh.

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    1. I'm w/you, Deborah. Once we get into and beyond the 60's, I pretty much lose my enthusiasm for fashion. Did you notice how boring the looks are after the 60's? Except, of course, for the over-the-top 80's. The votes are still coming in, but, so far, no one has decided to get off the train in the 80's.

      Cheers, M-T

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  8. Very interesting M-T and such fun! The 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's are my favourites. I loved the elegance. 70's fashion was great but in a different sense, but I loathed the 80's. I still cringe at photos of myself! Haven't thought much of the fashions since - no real style as far as I am concerned. My daughter once said as a teenager that she wished I had kept all of my 'hippie' clothes of the 70's because she wanted them.

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    1. Oh, you are sooo right, EB. I have the same reaction when I look at pictures of myself from the 80's. That's so adorable that your daughter would love to have your "hippie" clothes from the 70's. Actually, they were much tamer than the "flower child" fashions of the 60's. She would have loved them, too. I still think the 40's was my favorite fashion era.

      Still keeping track and, so far, no one has voted for the 80's.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Cheers, M-T

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  9. Dearest Marie-Thérèse,
    Just back here to give you a big hug for today...
    Mariette

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    1. How incredibly sweet of you, ma chère It's been two years and it seems like yesterday. Thank you for thinking of Mme Mère and me.

      Big bisous, M-T

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  10. Wow, excellent video and what fun to the evolution of fashion presented this way. There are appealing bits from each era. I smiled when I saw the 70's ....blue eye shadow, ha! That was me and I had the BIG hair going.

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    1. Blue eye shadow and big hair. Sooo emblematic of the era. Been there, done that!! Love your blog. Was delighted to find you through Jennifer's and Heather's Link Up today.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

      Cheers, M-T

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  11. I am posting this Comment sent to me by a male friend, "M." We are about the same age, and I thought it would be interesting to get a man's reaction to the video.

    “Just…view(ed) the video; fascinating! Since I enjoy movies and especially period pieces, the clothing and fashion of the period is something that does catch my eye. So this was very interesting and BTW, very well done. Can't say I have a favorite; but the seventies and eighties are hysterical!!!”

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  12. Fashion reflects our moods, taste and style. On a larger scale it desnotes our politics. Note the absence of gloves, hats, pins etc.
    I subscribe to the Vogue channel and missed this; fun to watch. Thank you!
    Linda
    http://lindalaroche.com/blog/what-was-i-thinking.html

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  13. Absolutely spot on, Linda. We ignore the deeper meaning of fashion at our own peril. The history of hemlines and waistlines is the history of women's struggle for independence and recognition.

    xoxo, M-T

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